5 Things To Do In Bondi If You're Not A Hipster
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When you think of Bondi you immediately associate the iconic coastal hotspot with their native inhabitants: the hipster. But would you believe us if we told you that you didn't need to draw out your a's and o's to have a good time in this magical beach town?
With summer just around the corner we've decided to put together a list of things you can do in Bondi even if you're not a hipster. So stop growing your perfectly manicured beard, put away the edgy strategically ripped t-shirt and throw out the felt hat - and just enjoy the pleasures of Bondi without the pressures of being ~scene~ bra.
Did you know that Bondi has a burgeoning arts scene? The Flickerfest International Short Film Festival takes place every year in January and sees the Bondi Pavillion become host to a massive screen that plays a bunch of impressive short films right by the beach. Bring along your picnic rug and watch some films all while the waves roll in behind you.
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No Lights, No Lycra
Nothing screams 'anti-hipster' quite like letting go and dancing in the dark. Come Friday night, Bondi turns into a mecca for Sydneysiders to let their hair down. But it's also a place for people to combine excercise with hitting the d-floor. 'No Lights, No Lycra' is a dance class that encourages attendeees to let go of all inhibitions and head along to an exercise class in the dark. SIGN US UP.
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Aboriginal Walking Tour
Wade through all of the Matcha Chai Latte's and organic Avo toast, and you'll find there is quite a lot of indigenous history on the shores of Bondi. Aboriginal artist Walangari Karntawarra takes tourists through the coastal caves and explains the meaning behind the Aboriginal rock carvings which are scattered throughout the many coves. Groups will also be treated to a traditional perormance from the Diramu Aboriginal Dance to really get in touch with the rich history of this country.
Pasta Master Cooking Class
If you're not really the surfing type, and the only waves you like to ride are making your way through an ocean of Bolognaise sauce...then we've got just the ticket for ya. Head along to Salt Meats Cheese for one of their 'Pasta Master' cooking classes and become a true maestro in the kitchen. Whether it's pizza, Gnocchi, Tagliatelle or Calzone that tickles your tastebuds, there's a specific class to cater to your passion points. The best part is, you'll be able to feast on the fruits of your labour once you've completed your lesson. Buonissimo!
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Techically heading along to the beach is deemed a hipster activity but it's what you do there that will really define your status. Gordon's Bay is nestled behind Bondi in what is one of the most secluded spots for a dip in the sea. But pop on a snorkle and some flippers and really get up close and personal with the amazing ocean life trucking away under the surface. Just remember to slip slop slap.